Summary: Bought this to replace a Lowrance...ooppss....bad choice - weak antennas in this Garmin series means plunking down $30 for an external antenna just to get a signal. No battery.....and now I am attempting my second map update in 2 years....and it says NOPE - not enough space on device.
Summary: First, everyone should know that Garmin has discontinued the product. Also, Garmin said for it (when it was being sold) "designed for RV and truck drivers." It is a big unit, and it has no battery (as others have pointed out). So no portability.
Summary: We have been Garmin fans for many years and like their products over others we've seen. I bought this unit for my husband from Amazon for Christmas because of the larger screen and the fact that the MSN gives you gas prices and other features. Well, I think I made a mistake.
Summary: I just got this device and have been attempting to update the software, you can not register until it is updated. The update fails over and over yet says it is complete until you try to register again.
Summary: I have used a Garmin GPS 60c for years and decided it was time to get something easier to see and work with. This sounded ideal as I drive a Freightliner Truck towing my Travel Trailer. But the truck noise made using the FM connection mandatory. (There goes my books on tape).
Summary: I am a long time owner of the Garmin StreetPilot 2720 and bought the NUVI 5000 for the larger screen. The larger screen is great but, it's performance is poor. A lot of the time routing is just bad, routing me in circles. Sometimes it tries to route me via an old destination.